This gold-plated bike is the height of extravagance

London-based company Goldgenie have decked this bike out in 24 carat gold, and it's yours for just a quarter of a million pounds

If you’ve got £250,000 left over from your Christmas bonus this year then this gold plated bike could be just the thing to invest in.

Embellishing a road bike in 24 carat seems the ultimate in extravagance, but not for London-based company Goldgenie, who appear to be willing to coat literally anything in gold.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.